Trinity Saint David Building Capacity Project :
Description or Abstract
The Trinity Saint David Building Capacity Project (Wales) is a JISC funded project focussing on the greater embedding of technology enhanced learning within the institution under the Building capacity programme which will “enhance the application of JISC outputs and outcomes in the Higher Education Sector. The programme will work with senior change agents in HEIs (Pro Vice-Chancellors or equivalent) to create senior management led change in a number of key strategic concerns that are facing that institution”.
As technology enhanced learning becomes an established part of HE learning and teaching, institutions need a wide awareness of current research for embedding research based practice into institutional development strategies. This project seeks to review JISC research literature and align this with the institutional strategies – establishing processes for engagement and laying foundation markers towards a TEL strategy.
Trinity University College Carmarthen and University of Wales Lampeter merged to form the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (TSD) on 1st September 2010 and the new University’s Strategic Plan indicates that development of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is a key institutional priority. This project, supported by senior management will inform the foundation for the further embedding of TEL within the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Learning and Teaching Strategy and future engagement with JISC.
Aims and objectives
The broad aim and objective of the project is to raise institutional awareness of JISC / HEA activities and resources, and to establish institutional process models for wide future engagement with JISC / HEA. A review of JISC / HEA projects and resources will inform and support an institutional TEL needs and latterly, gap analysis to establish engagement models for future research and development.
The project will use a mix of methodologies including a desk-based review of JISC / HEA resources and institutional surveys. Taking the current learning and teaching strategy, we will map specifically identified key institutional TEL areas against the JISC literature and responses from the institutional survey to form a needs analysis. Identified gaps will form the basis for development of processes related to future awareness raising and engagement with JISC at all institutional levels.
Anticipated outputs and outcomes
Literature review of JISC resources and alignment with institutional needs for TEL focusing on the learning & teaching strategy
Concept reality gap analysis to inform future research & development
Raise institutional awareness of JISC resources to support institutional learning and teaching
Develop an institutional process for engagement with JISC
Identification of areas for future research & development in the TEL area
Case studies of good practice in learning & teaching with TEL
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Wendi Xerri (Director of Knowledge and Information) firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Ault: email@example.com
Kathryn James: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to reporting on the project in depth as it progresses over the coming months, other blog posts and pages will highlight:
Conferences, events and activities within the sector related to technology enhanced learning
JISC Projects of specific relevance to the needs of the institution
Research Projects and Papers published by institution staff and sector colleagues
New software and resources that may be of interest to teaching and support staff – free and/or open source whenever possible
Developments in social media with reference to how they impact upon education generally and to the university specifically where appropriate